Every year, Martin Luther Kings legacy is honored by celebrations and volunteer community work. He truly touched the souls of many and inspired all. According to this recent article in the AJC.com, here are some places in DeKalb County to celebrate and volunteer to honor this great man.
DeKalb County celebration
King Day honors kick off Friday, Jan. 18 in DeKalb, when the county hosts its 35th MLK Celebration. “King’s Vision: Humanity Tied in a Single Garment of Destiny” will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur.
Brookhaven MLK Day dinner, program
Now in its fourth year, Brookhaven will hosts its MLK Day Dinner and Program at Lynwood Park. The park is home to the historic Lynwood Community Center which was once the site of the segregated Lynwood schools.
Decatur MLK Service Project
For three days, volunteers can restore the homes of Decatur seniors. Since 2003, the Decatur Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project has provided free home maintenance and yard work. In 2017, the project helped 33 senior households with 1,200 volunteers.
While you are in the DeKalb county area, check out the newest Rocklyn Home Communities located in Lithonia and Decatur.